Xposed Framework is an app for Android phone which lets you modify your phone without touching any core files.
Our Android phones can be customize in different ways. For stock users, they can customize it using widgets, themes and different home screen launcher apps. Rooting your phone can further extend your phones capability of customization.
With rooted, you have access to the core files of the OS giving you the ability to change or modify the entire OS at your will and do things that a stock users can’t do. Additionally, you can install custom ROMs or even full ROMs that can totally change your user experience by unlocking the bootloader and flashing a custom recovery.
However, with custom ROMs, you give up the stability and reliability of your Android phone. That being said, some custom ROMs has a lot of bugs that needs to be fix while there are some that is stable and reliable like Cyanogen.
What is Xposed Framework?
Xposed Framework is a modification app that allows you to change a series of modification(tweaks) without modifying the core files or flashing a custom ROM. It becomes popular to Android root users who only need one or two tweaks instead of flashing a full custom ROM. The creator of this awesome app comes with a name of rovo89″ on XDA.
These framework has a lot of uses such as saving battery life, changing battery icon, adding multi-user and many more. However, this requires a root device and the device should runs on Android 3.0 or later.
You also need to install modules. Without modules, no tweaking and there is no use of installing Xposed framework. You can download modules in Xposed Modules Repository.
Below we will discuss to you on how to install Xposed framework on your phone so keep reading and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and many more.
Disclaimer: Follow this guide at your own risk. AndroidsCrib and its associates will not be responsible for any damage, loss of data or if you brick your phone using this app. Backup your phone before proceeding. If you understand the risk, you can continue below.
How to install Xposed Framework?
For Android 4.x.x:
- These version will only work for Android 4.0.3 up to 4.4
- Download the installer from http://dl.xposed.info/latest.apk
- Launch the app and go to “Framework” and click “Install/Update”
- Grant root access and wait for it.
- Click OK to reboot.
To verify if the installation was success, re-launch the Xposed Framework app, then tap “Framework” and make sure that the active section are all green.
For Android 5.0 or higher:
- This version will only work for Android Lollipop and Marshmallow.
- Go to this thread http://bit.ly/2eqGJEf
- Or you can download the XposedInstaller_3.1.apk directly here.
- Download xposed*.zip from http://dl-xda.xposed.info/framework/: Must be flashed with a custom recovery (e.g. TWRP) to install the framework.
- Download the necessary files according to your Android version and CPU. SDK21 is Android 5.0 (Lollipop), SDK22 is Android 5.1 (also Lollipop) and SDK23 is Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).
- Now all the necessary files are in place, just boot your phone in recovery choose xposed*.zip file to flash it.
How to install and activate any modules
- Launch Xposed Framework App
- Tap “Download” and choose any module you want.
- Slide to “Versions” tab and click “Download” for the latest module version then install it.
- To activate the module, go to Modules menu and thick the checkbox you want to activate.
- Reboot your phone and you’re done.
How to uninstall any modules
- Un-installing a module is like uninstalling an app from your phone.
- First, deactivate the module by un-checking the box in Modules menu
- Go to Settings of your phone then click Apps and choose the module app.
There are lot of customization you can do with Xposed Framework. Just go to the Xposed Repository and browse the module you want. Be sure to backup first your Android phone.
I hope this will help you to get started with Xposed Framework. Express your thoughts on the comment section below.